Based in sunny Jacksonville, Florida, the Ant Stroud Group is a real estate company specializing in the exciting Northeast Florida home market with a passion for helping military families with relocations, and veterans find their next home. Backed by Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty, Anthony Stroud’s strong work ethic, commitment to excellence, negotiating skills, and expertise ensures you not only find your dream home but also get the best deal for your family.
“Home is where the heart is” might seem like a cliché to anyone else, but Anthony is a living, breathing embodiment of this truth. Moreover, it perfectly encapsulates his motivation for becoming a Realtor®. Growing up, Anthony bounced around from home to home, never experiencing a stable living environment, and even finding himself homeless at the age of 15.
As the CEO of the Ant Stroud Group with Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty, Anthony is now fulfilling one of his life’s passions in helping others find and settle into their dream home. It has not been an easy journey becoming one of Northeast Florida’s top 5% real estate agents, and according to the Jacksonville Business Journal, ranked in the top 50 of real estate teams.
At age 18, Anthony spent his days working at a grocery store and his nights earning his medical assisting license. Once he was licensed, he garnered a job at a nursing facility. Working there, he wanted to push further to become a certified nursing assistant, which meant night school, yet again. With a work ethic above reproach, after having earned his certification, he still maintained his day job at the nursing facility but added a second job as a CNA for the night shifts. Realizing he had taken that path as far as he wanted, he was then inspired by his grandfather to join the Navy. Anthony spent nine years on active duty and is now a reservist as a Hospital Corpsman, First Class. His early training, coupled with the experience he gained in the Navy, has prepared him for his current reserve duties of providing medical support for sailors and marines.
“Always Family, Never Customers,” is the motto Anthony adopted because that is his mindset when he is of service. And that doesn’t end when the transaction does-he considers himself at service for life. Anthony’s family members include a variety of people with varying needs, but his passion, background, and expertise lie squarely in the heart of military families. He is extremely knowledgeable in navigating the relocation process and obtaining a VA loan, and he takes great pride in taking that stress away. Anthony understands the military lifestyle and how it can be a little scary moving to a new city, but he has learned through his own experiences just how to eliminate the scare and provide the excitement.
Anthony and his wife, Julianne, have made Jacksonville their permanent home. He is thrilled to be finally laying down roots, giving his son and daughter the stability he always craved as a child. Being part of a community and giving back to that community is also important, so in his spare time, he contributes in various ways. He hosts a show called, Buzzworthy Veterans on BuzzTV, helping veterans to promote their small businesses. Anthony also organizes a yearly Christmas event for local heroes, and partners with Coldwell Banker Vanguard Cares, a local Nonprofit.
The future looks bright for Anthony, for his purpose and aspirations seem to be limitless. In addition to his real estate career and his philanthropic endeavors, he is the CEO of My Bragsheet, a new software app for military members. He also looks forward to becoming a motivational speaker for our youth, young adults, other realtors®, and fellow veterans. In the meantime, Anthony relishes being a leader and resource in the real estate community he so dearly loves.
Before diving into the Jacksonville real estate industry in 2008, Bernie Bristow worked for a large insurance company for 20 years. Her background in insurance, customer service, and computer technology provides the ideal foundation for a successful career in real estate.
Bernie has years of both personal and professional involvement with real estate. In addition to her valuable work history, she’s lived in 10 different states all before turning 30 because of corporate transfers. Not only does she have expert know-how and training as a realtor, but she also understands what it’s like to relocate, buy, and sell firsthand. It’s an experience that can seem daunting without the right help.
Year after year, Bernie has ranked in the top percentage of real estate agents at Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty and within Northeast Florida. She’s achieved various awards for customer satisfaction and furthered her real estate expertise by becoming a Cartus – Network Buyer Network Marketing and Network Affinity Specialist. Additionally, her husband is a retired local construction superintendent, thus, she has extensive knowledge in construction.
If you are seeking a home in or around the St. Johns Town Center, Villages of Pablo, Southside, Neptune Beach or Atlantic Beach, or the Greater Jacksonville area, please reach out to Bernie Bristow – your area specialist who is eager to help you secure all your real estate ambitions.
Aida Stroud is an ambitious, outgoing person who loves the industry of Real Estate. Aida used to run an entire office for a successful real estate company in San Diego, CA. Having her on the Anthony Stroud Group team only strengthens their resources for you. She has an incredible work ethic and strong attention to detail but loves to laugh and share stories with everyone when given the chance. The most rewarding title she has currently is “Grandmother”. She has 7 grand kids ranging all the way from high school to only months old. She can’t wait to be an asset to you during your real estate journey and welcome you to the family after.
Emily came to Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty in November 2018. She keeps all parties in constant contact with each other and makes sure each item is done in a timely manner according to contract deadlines. In just one year, she has had the pleasure of closing over 350 properties! With every day that passes, she only falls more and more in love with her profession. She cannot wait to see what tomorrow brings. When she is not in the office, she comes home to her wonderful husband, Austin, and two dogs, Sammie and Max (Max-aroni). They also recently bought their very first home. It is a 1940s fixer upper they enjoy giving new life to! Emily and Austin look forward to raising a family and living many years in a house they made their home.